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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 99-111

Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations

Country Files, circa 1992-1998

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations
Title: Country Files
Dates: circa 1992-1998
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 99-111
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the Natural Resource Conservation and Historic Preservation Project in the Central Region of Ghana, otherwise known as the "Ghana Project," in which the Smithsonian Institution's Office of International Relations and the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA) were involved in the establishment of museums in Ghana's historic forts and castles, and the development of exhibitions to be presented in these facilities. The project exhibitions included "Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade" and "Elmina Castle across the Centuries," which provided educational programs concerning the gold and silver trade in Ghana during the colonial era. Vera Lawrence Hyatt, Program Director of African and Caribbean Programs in the Office of International Relations, was Director of the "Ghana Project." Materials include exhibition proposals, scripts, catalogs and brochures; project evaluation and feasibility reports; budget information; consultant reports; information on Ghanaians who participated in the project; work plans of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB); project articles; correspondence; exhibition installation photographs; analysis of Smithsonian contribution to the project; and Project Director's quarterly reports.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the Natural Resource Conservation and Historic Preservation Project in the Central Region of Ghana, otherwise known as the "Ghana Project," in which the Smithsonian Institution's Office of International Relations and the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA) were involved in the establishment of museums in Ghana's historic forts and castles, and the development of exhibitions to be presented in these facilities. The project exhibitions included "Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade" and "Elmina Castle across the Centuries," which provided educational programs concerning the gold and silver trade in Ghana during the colonial era. Vera Lawrence Hyatt, Program Director of African and Caribbean Programs in the Office of International Relations, was Director of the "Ghana Project."

The records include exhibition proposals, scripts, catalogs and brochures; project evaluation and feasibility reports; budget information; consultant reports; information on Ghanaians who participated in the project; work plans of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB); project articles; correspondence; exhibition installation photographs; analysis of Smithsonian contribution to the project; and Project Director's quarterly reports.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-111, Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations, Country Files

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Container List

Box 1

Orientation Video - "Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade "

Box 1 of 2

Source Material For Exhibition Text - Christine Mullen Kreamer

Box 1 of 2

Exhibit Text And Layout - "Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade "

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition Script - "Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade "

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition Script - "Elmina Castle across the Centuries "

Box 1 of 2

Certificates For Visitors - Cape Coast and Elmina

Box 1 of 2

Banner - "Cross Roads of People, Crossroads of Trade "

Box 1 of 2

Prof. J. F. Anquandah - Consultant

Box 1 of 2

General Correspondence - Alex Castro

Box 1 of 2

General Correspondence - Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer

Box 1 of 2

Elmina Architectural Study

Box 1 of 2

Brochure - "Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade "

Box 1 of 2

Ghana Trainees - Job Description

Box 1 of 2

Project Director's Quarterly Reports

Box 1 of 2

MUCIA Budget Papers

Box 1 of 2

MUCIA Contracts

Box 1 of 2

Analysis of SI Contribution to the Ghana Project

Box 1 of 2

SI Accounting Print-out Sheets

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous General Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Project Feasibility - Final Report

Box 1 of 2

Mid-term Evaluation

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous Reports: Prof. Van Dantzig and Denkyira

Box 1 of 2

Content Committee

Box 1 of 2

Reports from Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Copyright clearance for Items used in Ghanian Exhibition Videotape

Box 2 of 2

Permission to use photographs in Ghanian Exhibition

Box 2 of 2

Anthony D. C. Hyland - Historic Preservation

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Proposal to USAID/Ghana to manage phase II - and related correspondence

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence with MUCIC office Ghana

Box 2 of 2

Rachelle Browne - Office of General Counsel , Copyright Issues Ghana Project

Box 2 of 2

Malvice, Jefferson

Box 2 of 2

ATAG

Box 2 of 2

Edwards Parks

Box 2 of 2

Dubois Center

Box 2 of 2

Catalogues and brochures of the Ghana Museum Project

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence with GMMB - Ghana

Box 2 of 2

Photographic Research for Ghana Exhibition

Box 2 of 2

Archaeological survey of Cape Coast and Elmina - by James Anquandah

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian donation of obsolete equipment to Institution of Ghana

Box 2 of 2

Press

Box 2 of 2

Office of Sponsored Projects General Budget Papers

Box 2 of 2

Conservation International - Phase II

Box 2 of 2

Articles written about the Ghana Project

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence with Kwesi Agbley

Box 2 of 2

Bowditch, Nate

Box 2 of 2

Obeng, Solomon

Box 2 of 2

Asante, George

Box 2 of 2

Dankwa, Edwina

Box 2 of 2

Ocran, Nana

Box 2 of 2

Ackon, Paul

Box 2 of 2

Seidu Goodman and George Olympo

Box 2 of 2

Shipping/Exhibition Installation Photographs

Box 2 of 2

Duah, Francis

Box 2 of 2

Smith, Danquah

Box 2 of 2

Quaro, Emmanuel

Box 2 of 2

Agbo, Raymond

Box 2 of 2

Belinda Hoasi/GMMB Workshop

Box 2 of 2